Recommended Qigong/Tai Chi/Yoga books
We've compiled a list of several books offering useful information on the topics of qi energy (chi energy), qigong & tai chi practice, and yoga disciplines. These are good reads for anyone just starting out in any of this disciplines and for those already experienced but want to expand their knowledge.
Ancient Secret of the "Fountain of Youth"
by Peter Kelder
The five exercises within this book are known as the Tibetan Five Rites. Practitioners have reported physical, mental, emotional, and anti-aging benefits when practicing these exercises regularly. Kelder relays the story of how the practice of these ancient yoga exercises help restore strength and vitality. As the name implies, the Tibetan Five Rites consists of five exercises that are done in 21 times each for a practice that can take less than 10 minutes a day.
The Way of Energy : Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength With Chi Kung Exercise
by Master Lam Chuen
Master Lam Chuen's book gives an easy to understand and follow explanation of Zhang Zhuan Qigong. These simple but powerful exercises require little movement and aren't strenuous at all. As with all qigong exercise, Zhang Zhuan Qigong practice helps to alleviate stress, promotes rejuvination, and assists in building strength and vitality through a calming and relaxing standing meditations.
Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power
by Mantak Chia
In one of his first among many published books, Taoist teacher Mantak Chia teaches Taoist methods of circulating qi throughout the body through acupuncture meridians. Chia shares his wealth of knowledge on internal energy circulation and power.
There are multiple practices on how to relive and transform stress into something beneficial or, at least, less harmful. Mantak Chia discusses a Taoist way to transform this negative burden into something more positive and useful. The various healing sounds, their effecs, and ways of practice are also covered.
The Art of Shen Ku: The First Intergalactic Artform of the Entire Universe
The Art of Shen Ku is a book that is in a category all it's own. While not specifically a qigong, tai chi, or yoga text, the book incorporates information from a variety of disciplines. This book could be described as a life manual. In it you will find information that includes but is not limited to self defense, breathing & stretching exercises, and diet & nutrition as well as how to tie various knots, navigation guides, how to make survival kits and how to build shelters. It really is an all-around manual for life with information that is accessible and useful to anyone.
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